The government of Canada has announced a CAD 2.89 million (US$ 2.29 million) investment for a biojet technology at the University of Alberta. The project has also gained funding from Alberta Innovates, FORGE Hydrocarbons Inc., Western Economic Diversification Canada, Future Energy Systems, CanmetENERGY Devon, and Edmonton International Airport. The total investment is CAD 7.4 million (US$ 5.86 million).
The project is headed by the professor at the University of Alberta and aims to develop two Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) methods to produce renewable jet or aviation fuel from a range of feedstocks involving waste materials from the restaurant and livestock industries. LTH biojet fuel will reduce greenhouse emissions from aviation fuels.